Scheduled Remote Fellowship

Join us a half an hour before and a few minutes after 10:30AM worship service on Sundays to have a virtual coffee hour. We also encourage you to connect with one another during this time through sending cards, making phone calls, or planning activities over video chat.

During the month of July, we will have a food and COVID supply drive to support Pastor Miranda Hammer's ministry and the community at Resurrection Village.  We are asking for cloth masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, bags, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food.

Please bring your donations to the church on Sunday's during 9am worship or drop off anytime Monday thru Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Just ring the buzzer and 

drop -n- go. Thank you for supporting the Community of Good Neighbors!

On Friday, July 24th at 7 PM come join us on Zoom for conversations of the outdoors. We will discuss fishing, bird watching, hiking, boating, biking, and other outdoor activities. Share your favorite locations and techniques and reminisce in some of your favorite experiences. 

In August, we will be having an art therapy fellowship night over Zoom. Bring your project of choice (coloring, book, cross-stitch, sketch pad, paint supplies, wood carving, sewing, crocheting, etc.) sit down, share ideas and have a relaxing conversation while doing your art therapy!

Suggestions for Remote Fellowship

We highly encourage you to self-isolate in physical distance only. Please continue the important practice of fellowship remotely as best you can. Below are a few suggestions on how this might be achieved:

  • Make it a point to call neighbors and check up on them.

  • Create virtual gatherings over video chat services like Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Lifesize, and the chat function on Facebook (there is also a voice-only option on each of these; which program you use will depend partially on how many people are meeting). Suggestions for these virtual gatherings include:

    • Bible study groups​

    • Book clubs

    • Coffee and conversation

    • Prayer groups

    • Game times (suggestions below)

    • Work sessions (help each other stay focused on your work and chat a bit during breaks)

    • Show and tell (share the stories behind your keepsakes, reminisce on earlier years, and share pictures of past vacations so we feel like we're somewhere else (use the "share your screen" function))

    • Art therapy (grab your choice project - your knitting, adult coloring book, notebook, or paint supplies - and relax with each other while doing what you love)

  • Find ways to play games together through the internet. This can be done in a number of ways:

    • Read off the questions to crossword puzzles and figure them out together​

    • Dust off that MadLibs book on your shelf and laugh together as you fill in the blanks

    • Break out those old car ride games (I'm going on a picnic and I'm going to bring...)

    • Play games that only need materials on one end like Trivia, Double Ditto, and Charades 

    • Get creative. Play hangman with a Google Drawing that everyone has access to and that updates in real-time. Play something like Uno or Phase Ten with another family that has the same deck of cards and keep track of the combined discard pile. Stream shows on Netflix while on chat so you can still experience it together.

    • Find a game you like in common with someone and play against each other online. Here are a few choices:

  • Create a chat room for St. Timothy's and create smaller break-out groups such as women, men, and youth. This can be done through Facebook groups (private by invite-only or open to the public). You can post your favorite devotionals, Scripture verses, discussion questions, prayers, encouragement, and anything else to lift people up.

We understand that not everyone is tech-savvy here, and we see it as a great opportunity for intergenerational fellowship. Connect with a younger family who is willing to help out and who can direct you over the phone to help you set up and learn these programs. 

If anyone is in need of an updated directory to reach out for virtual fellowship, please contact the office at 773-4400 or sttimothygrandisland@gmail.com. We have also set up an interest sheet where you can figure out whom to contact based on what fellowship you're interested in. You can access it here.

Gallery of Past Fellowship Activities from 2020
Gallery of Past Fellowship Activities from 2019
St. Timothy's
Church

Child Care: (716) 773-9249

Director Joelle Waters  
 

Church Phone: (716) 773-4400

Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman

Emails:

Church: sttimothygrandisland@gmail.com

Pastor: pastorkabu@gmail.com

Child Care Center: jwatersstlccc@gmail.com

 

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Grand Island, NY 14072

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